Kristina Hristova

Scriptwriter

Born:

09.12.1988, Kyustendil (Bulgaria)

Education: 

MA in Film and TV Arts, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

MA in Law, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

Place of Residence:

Sofia (Bulgaria)

Writes in Languages:

English, Bulgarian

Biography

Kristina Hristova is a Bulgarian director and screenwriter. Her debut short (THE REVOLT OF THE SUIT) is a highly stylised office comedy. Its script was shortlisted at From Page to Stage FF. Another one of Kristina’s scripts (CONGRATULATIONS, MR MINISTER!) was shortlisted at the pitching forum of In the Palace IFF. Kristina works as a legal aid lawyer and translator. Being an avid explorer of paths unknown, she has written dirty comic tales and worked as an author of creative nonfiction.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

СЛАДКАТА СТРАНА НА ПРАВОСЪДИЕТО / THE SWEET SIDE OF JUSTICE

feature fiction
synopsis

On her 50th birthday, the only judge in town decides to resign and become a baker. Locals turn sour and attempt to stop her, so she shows them the sweet side of justice.

Attached to the project: director
Looking for: producer, co-producer

Keywords: judge, cook, change, profession, midlife crisis, peer pressure

ЧЕСТИТО, Г-Н МИНИСТЪР! / CONGRATULATIONS, MR. MINISTER

short fiction
developed script

A cake gone wrong for all the right reasons.

Attached to the project: director
Looking for: producer, co-producer

Keywordsdisabilities, vengeance, revenge, social media, PR campaign, cake, fake

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2021 THE REVOLT OF THE SUIT, short film, writer/director/producer/editor

2019 STAND UP COMICS – THERE’S NO OTHER WAY, student documentary, co-writer/co-director

2018 BURREAUCRAZY, student short, co-writer

My five favourite films

  1. The Godfather (1972)
    by Francis Ford Coppola
  2. It’s All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
    by Michael Dowse
  3. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
    by Robert Rodriguez
  4. Dzift (2008)
    by Javor Gardev
  5. Thelma & Louise (1991)
    by Ridley Scott

Favourite scene I wrote

INT. – OFFICE – DAY 

Deyan enters and sits on a sofa. MR. TSIRKOV is staring through the window, his back turned to the camera. 

MR. TSIRKOV(O.S.) 

Sit, Deyane! 

Deyan stands up and sits again at the command. 

DEYAN 

Good morning, Mr. Tsirkov. 

Yesterday, I managed to issue— 

Mr. Tsirkov raises his pointer and hushes him. 

MR. TSIRKOV 

Have I allowed you to talk? 

Deyan gulps. He pets his coat nervously. 

DEYAN 

My apologies, Mr. Tsirkov. 

We hear knocking. STELLA walks in. She holds folders pressed to her body as a schoolgirl would. 

STELLA 

Good morning! 

Deyan looks at Stella and fixes his collar. He smiles and puts two fingers up in a shy effort to greet her. Stella does not notice him. She is looking at Mr. Tsirkov’s back. 

MR. TSIRKOV(O.S.) 

Sit, Stella. 

Stella sits next to Deyan. Their knees touch for a second. He looks at her longingly. 

Mr. Tsirkov turns and faces his employees. We will only see his torso. He is wearing a V-neck T-shirt, his thumbs tucked into the pockets of his jeans. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

You two know why you’re here, 

right? First, it was the team 

building. Every year we organize 

this event for you, our dear 

employees. We buy balloons and give 

you a 60 percent discount on the 

couvert and what do you do? 

EXTREME CLOSE-UPS: Deyan’s thumb and pointer are pulling his earlobe. Stella’s hand is massaging her ankle. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

What do you do, Stella? 

Stella looks down with shame. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

You skip it. That’s what you do. 

And why do you do it? 

Deyan looks to the side. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

Because you had a what? 

A birthday? 

Stella bites her lower lip. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

And because your mother died, 

Deyane? Seriously? 

Deyan folds in, as if his stomach hurts. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

I heard you complained about 

working after 8 p.m. Do you know 

how many people dream about having 

this chance? 

EXTREME CLOSE-UP: Mr. Tsirkov’s hand punches the desk in front of him. 

TSIRKOV 

But that’s not why I called you 

here. One of you made an error 

in invoice 173. Misplaced the 

decimal place and we lost 10 000 euro. 

EXTREME CLOSE-UPS: Stella’s foot is trembling. A drop of sweat crawls down her forehead. Deyan cracks his fingers. The edges of his lips raise. He unbuttons the first button of his shirt. 

Deyan raises his hand as pupils do in class. 

MR. TSIRKOV(CONT’D) 

Spill it, Deyane? 

DEYAN 

It was me, Mr. Tsirkov. My mistake. 

Stella’s eyebrows raise in surprise. 

My favourite film quote

“One of the first things I learned is never to ask a man why he’s in a hurry”

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)